Category Archives: elders in the Church

Do not give dogs what is sacred

Dogs? Pigs? Sacred things? Jesus used an illustration to forbid wasting something valuable on an undeserving object. Yet it’s not immediately clear what shouldn’t be wasted and on whom.  Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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The body matters to God

7 truths to remind us that the body matters to God. Continue reading

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Are you too worried about offending others?

Are there times when we should expect offenses and actually understand them to be appropriate and necessary?  Continue reading

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Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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How to listen to a sermon

Good recommendations for those who listen to sermons and those who give them! Continue reading

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10 attributes of good preaching

A great model for preaching that could restore dignity and power to many pulpits! Continue reading

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Ministry to widows from Ukraine

The war against Ukraine is leaving in its wake thousands of widows. Church leaders will need wisdom in clarifying needs and mobilizing their churches for effective ministry. Continue reading

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Popular misapplication of communion

Communion was never intended to be turned into what the protestant Church has made it over the years. We have turned it into an intense soul-searching effort to find and name unconfessed sin lest we partake as one unworthy. Continue reading

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After 36 years as a pastor

Consider what is perhaps the most important lesson for a Church leader. Continue reading

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